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Course Access Can Expand Learning Opportunities to Underserved Students

Newly released, “Leading in an Era of Change: Making the Most of Course Access Programs,” highlights policies and signals an important evolution from school choice to course choice.

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EdTech 10: Special #WIFI4SCHOOLS Edition

On the eve of an important vote by the FCC on E-Rate Modernization, we are dedicating this week’s EdTech 10 list to the top stories supporting the proposed plan.

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Leadership

20 Things States Should Do Now

Considering the opportunity provided by new tools and new schools, here are 15 things every state should do now.

13 days ago by

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Modernizing E-Rate to Connect Kids

The potential of technology to personalize learning, to boost achievement and to better equip learners to thrive in college and career is no secret. Yet, to realize this potential, kids must be connected. All kids.

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Fostering Next Gen Learning: a Q&A with iNACOL’s Susan Patrick

Tom recently discussed next-gen learning with Susan Patrick of iNACOL. Here's a Q&A from their discussion...

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Read 180

READ 180, the most effective system for raising student achievement in grades 4-12+ is the most powerful tool to prepare students to meet the rigorous reading and writing expectations of the new standards. READ 180 will ensure all students have an explicit and accelerated path to college and career readiness.

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Why Public Schools Struggle to Innovate

By, Michael B. Horn. It’s not because they are public per se. Private schools struggle with certain kinds of innovation, too. Embracing new forms of blended learning or offering a lower-priced education have been difficult for independent schools, for example.

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Cage-Busting for Smart Cities

Creating a great education system isn’t just a matter of practice, because rules, regulations, contracts, and cultures can stymie even the most committed educator. But it can’t just be a matter of policy, because what really matters is what educators do in schools—and policies can make people do things but they c...

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